Hailey's Law Will Be Back In 2018

It's failed two years in a row, but legislation designed to improve Missouri's Amber Alert system will be back in next year's session in Jefferson City. 

Springfield State Representative Curtis Trent says he plans to pre-file "Hailey's Law" in December, before the legislative session kicks off in January. 

"Hailey's Law" is named after Hailey Owens, a ten year old girl from Springfield who was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 2014. 

The measure failed in 2016 due to a filibuster, and didn't even get to a Senate vote this year. 

In addition to upgrading the technology involved in the Amber Alert process, the bill requires the state's Amber Alert Oversight Commission to meet on an annual basis. 

 

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